AVI-8 presents the Hawker Harrier XV741 Blue Nylon Automatic Limited Edition, the second and final instalment of the brand’s tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Transatlantic Air Race from London to New York won by Tom Lecky-Thompson in his Harrier XV741 in 1969.
The multilayered and skeletonised dial of the watch incorporates a unique piece of Harrier XV741’s fuselage, under the 12H index.
Each component of the dial has been purposefully designed, drawing inspiration from the Harrier XV741 itself. The custom designed seconds hand mirrors the front profile silhouette of Harrier XV741.
11.29 miles marking on seconds hand display represents the speed flown (0.89 mach or 677.5 mph equates to 11.29 miles every 60 seconds.
Its 24 hr dial frame is inspired by the shape of the Harrier’s cockpit. Applied indexes are generously coated with Swiss lume, resulting in a dial that is not only bold and innovative, but clear and legible.
Measuring 44mm, each detail of the XV741’s durable case has been considered. Brushed, polished and chamfered lugs and case bezel are supplemented by unique details such as the XV741’s takeoff and landing coordinates from the Transatlantic Air Race etched into the case sides.
This timepiece is powered by a modified 21 jewels, 21,600 vph, Miyota 8 series automatic movement. A custom self-winding rotor has been designed to echo the Harrier’s distinguished Rolls Royce Pegasus engine.
Inspired by the code name (Operation “Blue Nylon”) given to the XV741’s participation in the air race, a comfortable leather and nylon strap been designed to attach the case to the wrist. For even greater versatility, each watch comes with an additional nylon and canvas, Velcro-release cuff-like strap.
Packaged in a military styled canvas wrapped gift box, each watch is uniquely numbered as part of a limited edition of 741 pieces.
The watch shall be available to buy on the 28th October from Avi-8.co.uk for £395.
Model: XV741 Blue Nylon Automatic Limited Edition | AV-4074-XV741
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating
Bezel: Fixed case bezel
Crown: Normal crown
Case back: Stainless steel with see-through caseback with turbine rotor
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Indexes: Swiss luminous applied indexes
Hands: Swiss luminous hands
Hour, minutes and small seconds
24 hours hand
Caliber 8S27 – Miyota with front view skeleton
Automatic – 2 hands with small second and 24 hours
No. of jewels: 21 jewels
Genuine leather and nylon strap
Extra nylon and canvas strap
Strap Width: 22.0 mm
Buckle: Tang buckle
Watch Weight (G)
Recommended retail price
USD 495/ GBP 395/ EUR 440